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Tribute to Horace

Horace Parlan
Feb 28, 2017 Updated Mar 8, 2017

We revisit a recent Jazztrack episode which featured the late Horace Parlan, who passed away at the age of 86 in February 2017.

Horace Parlan tribute on Jazztrack: 'Better Git It Into Your Soul' by Charles Mingus from the album Ah Um; 'Skoo Chee' by Horace Parlan from the album On the Spur of the Moment, and the Horace Parlan Trio with 'Quietude' from the record My Little Brown Book.

Presented by Mal Stanley; audio available for 1 month after broadcast
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Horace Parlan (born January 19, 1931, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American hard bop and post-bop piano player. He is noted for his contributions to the classic Charles Mingus recordings Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots. In his birth year, Parlan was stricken with polio, resulting in the partial crippling of his right hand. The handicap, though, has contributed to his development of a...

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